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Government Society

Why Can’t We Register to Vote Online? (and Other Ways Tech Could Improve Democracy)

American democracy is out of date, in large part because we have failed to take advantage of voting technology. Turnout is now low and the experience of voting and registering inconvenient. Most Americans must still go to the DMV to register. The infrastructure is old and creaky. But an influx of new tech could bring American democracy out of the stone age, and possibly reinvigorate the entire system.   More

Government

Can Open-Source Voting Tech Fix the U.S. Elections System?

American voting technology is trapped in the last millennium. This lifeline to democracy is kept secret—closed off from public inspection and controlled by large businesses. It is decades old to boot. Our voting methods ought to be at least as cutting edge as our selfie apps, but they’re not. Open-source technology could offer a solution that upends the entire elections technology market, dislodging incumbent voting machine companies and putting the electorate at the helm.   More

Government Techonomy Events

Getting the Digerati to Double-Down on Civic Challenges

I have spent the better part of the past year investigating civic life in America. Last spring, on behalf of the organizations TurboVote and Reboot, I embedded for a week at a time in six different elections offices across this country, ranging from Brattleboro, Vermont, to Travis County, Texas. I met public innovators working hard behind the scenes, but I also found lumbering bureaucracies dependent on legacy technology systems.   More

Business

Nate Silver Leads a New Era of Techonomic Poll Tracking

The 2012 Techonomy conference will be held Nov. 11-12, so the results of the presidential election are certain to loom large. One aspect of electoral politics that's been transformed by the influence of tech and the Internet is polling—and its amplified impact on the national discourse.   More